Earthing of generator


#1

I just got my EP2500CX delivered.

do we need to earth this generator?

if yes then can we earth the generator by connecting it to the cold water supply pipe?


#2

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I just got my EP2500CX delivered.

do we need to earth this generator?

if yes then can we earth the generator by connecting it to the cold water supply pipe?

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Yes, we should earth the generator but meh… LOL

Water is a poor conductor of electricity. NOTE: It’s a conductor of electricity. The current will flow in Water.


#3

You SHOULD earth it, but you don't have to, it will reduce the chances of a static or electrical discharge from the body. Since you only have a 1 phase generator I don't think the neutral comes into play.


#4

earthing via connection to the cold water supply pipe is an acceptable method in the UK. i think ill try the same here.

(earthing works on a proper water supply 'pipe' since it travels a long way underground)